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Elko District Office
Release Date: 03/04/14
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2014-021

Save the Date - California Trail Days begins May 31

ELKO, Nev.— Mark your calendars! It’s time again to celebrate Western heritage and history.

The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District is hosting the 11th annual California Trail Days, an Official Nevada 150 Event, at the California Trail Interpretive Center Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme of this year’s Trail Days is “Crafts Along the Trail.”

A variety of displays for all ages is available at this free event, including black powder rifle demonstrations, period music, gold panning, Native American crafts and formal presentations on the history and culture of the area.

Surrounding the Trail Center will be living history encampments where visitors will enjoy walking through a replica trail camp. Volunteer interpreters will be in period costumes and answer questions about what is being displayed and about the equipment and history of the California Trail.

The California Trail Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is eight miles west of Elko at Hunter Exit 292. The Center is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call (775) 738-1849, or visit or for more information.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 04-17-2015